The Corsa VXR, Vauxhall's ultra-powerful hot-hatch, raised the bar for small, fast hatchbacks. Leaping from 0 to 60mph in 6.5 seconds and pushing the needle to a top speed of 143mph.
It boasted a rear spoiler, twin Remus exhaust pipes and six exterior colour options, including Flash Blue (unique to this model). Inside you found standard Recaro seats, a leather flat-bottomed steering wheel and sports pedals, plus VXR gear-lever and instruments. Heated windscreen and IntelliLink connectivity came as standard.
Corsa VXR Clubsport
This was one mean Corsa. Check out the 205PS 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, Drexler mechanical limited-slip differential, Bilstein developed chassis set up, uprated Remus sports exhaust and high performance Brembo braking.
Running on 98 octane fuel, the Clubsport model pushed performance to a whole new level. 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds, top speed 143 mph. With an ABS traction control and electronic stability programme recalibrated to balance the potency. The Corsa VXR Clubsport. A hot hatch that delivered big time.
Corsa VXR Blue
Corsa VXR Arctic
Only 500 of this Limited Edition Corsa VXR Arctic were built. Each individually numbered model came with exclusive all-white paint finish, gloss black 18-inch V-spoke alloys, black VXR door mirrors, dark tinted rear glass and electric glass sunroof - all never seen before on VXR models.
With bold good looks came effortless performance. The 192PS, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine reached 0-60mph in 6.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 140mph. Add in the throaty roar of the Remus Sports Exhaust system. A car as cool as ice.